Apple and Amazon executives to meet with White House to discuss software security

Executives from Apple, Amazon and other big tech companies would meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss software security with the administration after major cyberattacks last year.

At the meeting, leaders and government officials will discuss open source software security concerns and how they can be improved, Reuters reported.

Other companies would have joined IBM, Microsoft, Meta and Oracle Corp.

The meeting comes a month after the White House national security adviser Jake sullivanJake SullivanSullivan warns Iran of ‘serious consequences’ if US citizens are attacked Pardoning former South Korean president puts US in awkward position Iran nuclear talks to resume next week next MORE invited company executives to speak after the discovery of the Log4j security vulnerability.

It will be moderated by Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber ​​and Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger, with other government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and Department of Commerce in attendance, according to Reuters.

The Hill has contacted a White House spokesperson for comment.

The Biden administration prioritized cybersecurity concerns after attacks last year. One attack, the SolarWinds hack, left nine government agencies included. President BidenJoe Biden’s nominee Biden says fighting inflation is top job Harris says she won’t ‘absolve’ senators for voting rights pushes Obama to back Biden to change the filibuster PLUS imposed sanctions on Russia in April in retaliation for the SolarWinds hack and election interference.

In May, Biden also signed an executive order aimed at improving cybersecurity.

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